2005 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder Review

Pros & Cons

  • Comfortable ride quality, smooth V6 power in GT trim, easy-to-use convertible top, minimal wind buffeting with the top down.
  • Sloppy handling compared to its competitors, uninspired interior design, intolerable rear seats, side airbags and antilock brakes are available only on GTS model.
List Price Estimate
$1,102 - $2,304

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Edmunds' Expert Review

A comfortable and affordable drop top, but those seeking real performance should look elsewhere.

2005 Highlights

New for 2005 is the REMIX Edition that features a unique shift knob and steering wheel, leather front seating surfaces, a six-disc CD changer, 16-inch alloy wheels, chrome exhaust tip, color-keyed door mirrors, alloy fuel door and REMIX Edition badge.

Consumer reviews

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Fun To Drive
benz,04/15/2005
The media will just not give this company any breaks. The public needs to know this car is not only fun and comfortable but it looks great and is VERY reliable. I have driven these vehicles since 1996 and have never had any problems.
Love It!
Pebbles,03/25/2005
I love my GTS Spyder. Living in an area with many curvy 2 lane blacktop roads, it hugs the road beautifully.Since it is only me & my 100 lb dog that ride in it every day, comfort is not an issue. I get great gas mileage and love the summer when I can put the top down. It has great performance from a stop going from 0 to 60 in no time. I have no regrets!!
The She-Clipse
screeli,09/11/2005
This is my second Eclipse and despite the handful of negatives I had with my past Eclipse, this one has been great. The exterior style in its class is well above par. The car handles and performs well despite the number of cars in its class that may perform slightly better. The reality is, however, that very few cars can compare in this price range that offer a convertible and don't look as if they were built for your grandparents. The Eclipse is fun to drive, affordable and reliable. To me that is all that matters.
Comfortable, smooth eye-turner
alan kay,05/27/2005
A luxurious ride for the money, with wonderful seats comparable to much more expensive cars I have owned, great stereo, ample power and smooth transmission. A little slow out of the blocks and a not-so-tight turning radius are my only complaints. Minimal wind sound. Economical, extremely dependable--not a rattle, nothing to have them fix on scheduled maintenance trips. And it looks great. Oh, EASY to use top with a glass window which has a defroster. All in all, luxury in looks, feel, drive, and dependability.

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Used 2005 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder Overview

The Used 2005 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder is offered in the following submodels: Eclipse Spyder Convertible. Available styles include GS 2dr Convertible (2.4L 4cyl 4A), GTS 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl 4A), GT 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl 4A), GTS 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl 5M), GS 2dr Convertible (2.4L 4cyl 5M), and GT 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl 5M).

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Should I lease or buy a 2005 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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